Tag: sustainability

All S’well That Ends Well

Thanks to S’well, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, and the NYC Department of Education, over 320,000 City high school students are receiving free reusable bottles this year.

Young girl planting a seed in a large planter

See What’s Growing at the First Annual Brooklyn School Gardens Crawl

Join the Garden Train, District 15’s school gardens consortium, for a day of free, family-friendly activities on September 29!

When Gardens Become Classrooms

Through the New York Restoration Project, NYC’s public school teachers can provide their K–8 students with hands-on environmental education in City parks and community gardens this fall. Learn more and apply today!

Apply for NYC’s Ranger Conservation Corps Internship

High school students who are interested in preserving NYC’s green spaces can apply today for NYC’s Ranger Conservation Corps Internship!

Participate in NYC’s Zero Waste School Awards!

Now in its second year, the Zero Waste School Awards provides students and teachers with opportunities to earn prizes for their school’s recycling and sustainability efforts. Apply by May 11!

All Aboard the Garden Train

Garden Train, the City’s first-ever district-based school gardening consortium, is planting the seeds for school gardens in Brooklyn’s District 15 and beyond.

When Meatless is More

Starting spring 2018, 15 Brooklyn schools will offer all-vegetarian breakfast and lunch menus on Mondays as part of the City’s new Meatless Mondays initiative.

Recycling for All

All City public school cafeterias to be equipped with Cafeteria Recycling Stations by September 11.

Making Thursdays “Spud”-tacular

DOE adds French fries made from State-harvested potatoes to school menus; part of DOE’s ongoing New York Thursdays initiative.